Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, on Tuesday in Brasília met with Senior director of the United States National Security Council’s Western HemisphereAffairs, Mauricio Claver-Carone.
The meeting, a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, was held on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony for the President-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.
The discussions centred on the Guyana/Venezuela controversy, particularly the Venezuelan Navy’s recent interception of an Exxon contracted vessel conducting seismic surveys in Guyanese waters on December 22, 2018.
The US State Department issued a statement following the incident, “Guyana has the sovereign right to explore and exploit resources in its Exclusive Economic Zone.”
They further urged Venezuela to respect international law and the rights of its neighbours.